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Timber Rattlers and "The Seven Sisters"

“Timber Rattlers and the “7 Sisters”

(Adapted from the Asheville/Hendersonville Tribune newspapers, the bi-weekly column “Seasons in the Mountains”)

From my nature journal, September 20: Today I’m hiking the Mountains-to-the-Sea trail, across the high Appalachian ridges northeast of Asheville. 690 more words


Do Radical Muslims Rattle Before They Strike?

A good friend sent this to me  and I fell in love with the simplicity of this analogy and logic.. I studied logic in school and have come to believe that many people don’t have a clue about what it is. 545 more words


Ya Can’t Fix Stupid…

On a recent visit to Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico my friend, June and I encountered stupidity on an entire new level.

A gentleman visitor backtracked along the main hiking path along the ruins to tell us about a rattlesnake that had just left the trail. 508 more words



“Omnia vincit amor…” —Virgil

She sat at the desk on the other side of the room tapping the eraser end of a pencil on the desk and ostensibly burning holes into the back of his head with her glare. 1,837 more words

Short Stories

beauty and a beast

The desert and its critters have continued to respond to all the monsoon rains that have fallen so far.  On a  recent walk up Ventana Canyon I met another black-tailed rattlesnake on the trail and a colorful butterfly.   25 more words


Neighbors Look Out For Wildlife on Trail

WATSON TOWNSHIP — A bulldozer carried dirt off the rail trail in the middle of the woods in Watson Township near Jersey Shore.

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said a portion of the trail will stay blocked off while Williams Pipeline employees work to repair a natural gas pipeline that passes through the trail. 283 more words


"Snakes on a Plane II: Snakes at the Sieg"

First it was Snakes on a Plane now the slithery reptiles are taking over the Sieg in Lamar, Pennsylvania. An e-mail sent out by Lock Haven University’s Facilities Planning and Scheduling Coordinator, Marchal Rote, stated that a faculty member of the university had observed both copperhead snakes and rattlesnakes around certain areas of the Sieg, a location used by the university for team building exercises amongst its faculty, staff, and sometimes students. 120 more words

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